What Can Be Modified in a Divorce Agreement in the State of Florida?
While couples assume that once their divorce is finalized and an agreement is reached on all matters involved in it, there is nothing left to do but move on and comply with the terms set forth in the decree. The truth is, circumstances change following a divorce which sometimes results in one party looking to modify their divorce decree in a way that is more conducive to their lifestyle. The reality is, the final ruling on the divorce which is what is stipulated in the decree is not set in stone and there are times where the wording can be modified.
What exactly can I modify in my divorce decree?
If you live in Florida, there are a number of things you have modified in your divorce agreement. Some of those include:
Modifying the child support agreement that was reached. There are many family-related matters that are addressed in a divorce and one of those is child support. At the time of your divorce, you and your ex-spouse or the judge overseeing the case reached a final decision as to who would be responsible for paying child support and how much of it. But what happens when one party receives a promotion at work, or you lose your job and your steady income? Either situation can have an effect on the amount of child support that is being paid which is why you can request that the court modify the child support order when either circumstance exists.
Modify the child custody agreement. Another matter that is often addressed and resolved in a divorce is how parenting time is going to be divided among children. If you were assigned the role as the non-custodial parent but wish to have the current child custody agreement modified, you can request that the court consider this. In the event the child’s custodial parent is prepared to divide up parenting time equally, it should be easier to get the court to modify the terms stipulated in the divorce decree.
Modify the agreement so that one party can receive alimony. Although your divorce may have been finalized, you can request that court re-evaluate your circumstances if you believe you are entitled to spousal support and need it. In the event you were awarded alimony but feel the amount needs to be adjusted, you can also request that the court consider modifying this portion of your divorce decree.
If you live in Hollywood, FL and you are looking to have one or more areas of your divorce decree modified, FL divorce modification attorney Jodie Bassichis is available to assist you. There are certain documents that must be filed with the court and depending on what you want modified, you may be asked to provide supporting documents that prove the modification you are requesting should be granted. Therefore, to ensure you provide the court with the proper evidence, it is best you have a legal expert who has experience with handling these types of matters assisting you.
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